CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Press Releases

Applications Open Today for 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

April 30, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Veterans eligible for education benefits under the Webb-Mitchell GI Bill can begin applying for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs online today.  Members of the military who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001, including activated reservists and members of the National Guard, receive up to four academic years of education benefits, including stipend

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Himes Congratulates Westport Environmental Activists on EPA Award

April 21, 2009 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes today congratulated the four members of Westport’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM) who championed the town’s now-existing ban on disposable retail plastic bags.

Himes' Hands-on Projects & Legislation Take Action to Protect Environment, Create Jobs

April 21, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—At home and in Washington, Congressman Jim Himes is taking action to celebrate Earth Day this year. From a park clean-up and home weatherization in Bridgeport this week to an audit to make his Washington office more energy efficient, Congressman Himes is supplementing his green legislative agenda with a hands-on approach to protecting the environment.

Grayson-Himes Pay for Performance Act Passes House

April 1, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—The U.S. House today passed the Grayson-Himes Pay for Performance Act, practical legislation that ties executive pay to performance at institutions in which the American taxpayers have ownership.

Himes Helps Pass Bills to Improve Veterans Benefits

March 30, 2009 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Himes helped pass three bills to provide earned benefits and crucial services to our veterans.  These measures provide a cost of living increase for veterans’ disability benefits, expand employment services for homeless veterans, and ensure veterans are fully reimbursed for emergency care.

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Himes, Lance Co-Sponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Tie Pay to Performance

March 24, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Representatives Jim Himes (D-CT) and Leonard Lance (R-NJ) joined colleagues to introduce practical legislation that will tie executive pay to performance at institutions in which the American taxpayers have ownership.

Representative Himes Helps Pass GIVE Act to Renew America's Commitment to Service

March 19, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) this week joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives in passing a bill that will launch a new era of American service and volunteerism. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act, H.R.

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Representative Himes Helps Pass GIVE Act to Renew America's Commitment to Service

March 18, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) this week joined a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives in passing a bill that will launch a new era of American service and volunteerism. The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act, H.R.

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Following Letter from Himes and Colleagues, White House Drops Controversial Vets Health Care Proposal

March 17, 2009 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following a letter signed by Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and a bipartisan group of his House colleagues, the Obama Administration announced it would not move forward with a controversial proposal that would have required veterans to use private insurance to pay for treatment of service-related injuries.

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Himes, Finch Announce $6M to Lessen Foreclosure Crisis

March 16, 2009 Press Release

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced today that $5,865,300 in federal funding to Bridgeport will be used to help lessen the crippling effects of foreclosure crisis through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

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